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My computer is really slow. it has 128 mg of RAM.

My computer is really slow. it has 128 mg of RAM. how much will a RAM upgrade increase the speed?

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Ram will increase your speed a lot.it is one of the best improvements you can make.you will only benefit from as much as your computer will handle.your computer will handle ddr pc3200 1024mb 184 pin-dimm. I would recommend using two 512mb they will be faster than one stick of 1024mb.

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Check your computer brand and see how much GB your meomory can take, but 4GB will be perfect for xp and vista. check your pc brand either if Dell and Hp and check it online how much the high meomory can take.

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My CPU is 1.80GHZ celeron. and my ram is 265 mg. my problem is. it alway hung. and slow. how can i make fast?


Both pieces of hardware are extremely outdated. Today's computers generally use dual-core processors of 2.0GHz or more, and at least 2GB of RAM. Depending on your operating system, there isn't much you can do with your hardware to keep up-to-speed with todays programs. Your best bet is to upgrade it all.

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I increased memory from 512 to 768 on Dell desktop with 2.4 celeron but did'nt seem to increase speed.what is the problem? Ray.


That minimal amount of increase is not going to be a very noticeable increase also the processor or a faster RPM hard drive is more for the speed. you can go to the system properties in control panel and then the advanced tab and then the settings tab on performance then to the Advanced Tab then to change tab in virtual memory then to custom size make the initial setting 1.5 times the amount of memory installed in your case 768 x 1.5 = 1152
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How to upgrade a harddrive. because my desktop is running slowly


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If your computer starts running slow, it does not necessarilly mean that you need to replace your HDD.
TRy reloading windows, and upgrading your ram first. The harddrive you use has little effect on the actual running speed of your computer.

I really hope this can help you.

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Want to increase the speed of my pc


Hello alanwemple,

Increasing the RAM is surely a good first step to speeding your computer up some. It was my impression that the a340n supports a total of 4GB, so you might want to recheck your manual. And 4GB would certainly be better than 2. As for the CPU, it's upgradeable on this machine, it uses a "Socket 478" chip. Simply remove the old one and insert a new one. But, the CPU is probably not contributing that much to your slowness problem.

Two things that I'd look at first, before I tackled the CPU is video performance and the hard drive. A faster video card with more video RAM can substantially speed things up. And, the hard drive may need some maintenance, starting with defrag. You may also want to do a disk cleanup and while you are at it, run a full virus check and malware detection program such as MacAfee or Norton to make absolutely sure that no bad stuff is slowing you down. And these are cheaper than replacing the CPU.

Hope this helps.

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If you really only have 256MB of Ram then that would be the first thing to change. I would upgrade to at least 1GB of RAM for XP. There are also many unnecessary services that are loaded on start up. You can find many tips on speeding up XP by shutting down services you don't need.

The memory increase should make a big difference.

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Upgrading my PC


You will want to bump the RAM up to at least 512mb. This will drastically increase the speed of the machine. Also, download CCleaner from filehippo.com, this is a cleaning program that will get rid of excess junk the slows the computer. Everything else is good.

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RAM Upgrade


See there are limitations to Motherboard to support the amount of RAM. You must check out the motherboard manul to see how much maximum RAM you can have. The second issue as you think the speed will be increased, you are right but only if your softawre uses more memory than you have in RAM, because in this case OS swap the data from RAM to disk and it makes performance slow.

After all you can slightly increase the speed.

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Iqbal

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How to increase my pc speed


You have to upgrade your RAM. 512MB is the minimum. Also you can increase the virtual memory. To do this right click on mycomputer, click properties, click on settings button that is next to performance, Click on virtual memory and then click on change. Set the value to 512. This will speed up your computer a little but stil upgrading your RAM is the best bet.
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Feb 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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well there are some possibilities.you can upgrade :
1 your ramm-if supported by the mainboard
2your videocard-if supported by the mainboard
3if you really want,the processor.
I really dont know the exact costs,but if I were you I would let it like it is or sell it and buy a new one..worth more than to make this upgrade.
 bye bye

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